A reception was held Friday in Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to mark the 59th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1.
The reception, co-hosted by the DPRK Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the DPRK-China Friendship Association, gathered nearly 100 people from relevant units.
"Chinese people have overcome several natural disasters in 2008,and successfully hosted the Olympic Games. The DPRK people wish the Chinese would achieve one success after another in the construction of a harmonious socialist society and fulfill reunification from the bottom of the hearts," said Choe Chang Sik, chairman of the Central Committee of the DPRK-China Friendship Association.
Consolidating and developing friendly cooperation with the DPRK was the unshakable goal of the Chinese government, said China's ambassador to the DPRK, Liu Xiaoming.
China will cooperate with the DPRK to further develop bilateral ties, he added.